|Vanessa asks: |
I have chemically straightened hair (thermal reconditioned) I recently started using the fekkai glossing creme for flyaways. I love the product but it leaves a bit of residue for which I have to use a clarifying shampoo about once a week. I notice that the clarifying shampoo I use has ammonia in it and I am a little concerned that it will damage my hair. Are ammonia based clarifying shampoos bad for your hair? I know people who color their hair stay away from it. How exactly does ammonia work? Should I change to a vinegar based clarifying shampoo instead? What is the difference between the two? Your professional advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your response.
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I would recommend changing the product to one that does not leave a residue on the hair, instead using Sebastian Laminates Serum which will help eliminate unwanted frizz and can be dissolved easily by just washing your hair. Most clarifying shampoos contain detergents that dissolve the build up in the hair caused by chlorinated water but tend to strip the hair of vital nutrients and moisture in the process. If you specifically want to use a clarifying shampoo then try to use one which is safe for chemically treated hair such as Wella Professional System Professionals Refresh shampoo which will also remove build up of chlorine. For flyaway hair, another option is to invest in a good leave-in conditioner such as Sebastian Evokativ Nudist or Wella Professionals System Professional Hydro Milk, both perfect for giving ultimate nourishment and helping with flyaway control.
|Jasmine asks: |
I have fine, limp, greasy hair. It is highlighted at the moment, and I want to change the colour to a darker shade, but also the style. I have to use products like hairspray and wax and thickening spray, otherwise it looks terrible. What colour would you recommend, and what style, bearing in mind all I have told you and my face is fairly long and oval-shaped, with a high forehead. My colouring is medium-fair with some freckles, and my eyes are green.
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If you want to go dark then I would suggest opting for a warm tone which will compliment your eyes such as the stunning caramel tones sported by actress and singer Mandy Moore. A semi permanent colour would be ideal as this is lighter and will help in boosting body and shine. In terms of styling, increase body and movement in your locks by taking your hair shorter, adding layers to give it shape and texture.
|Beth asks: |
I have medium brown hair and I really want to dye my hair a white blonde. I have a very pale skin tone and I have been told it would not look at odds with my skin. I already have had my hair bleached six months ago to go a red colour because I had black hair at the time. It has faded to a medium brownish red now but I have my heart set on going a lot lighter as I am miserable with my hair it always look boring and messy as it is such a non-colour. I have friends who have dyed their hair this colour willing to help me, one of whom is a professional, but I would like to know what will happen with the bleach underneath my hair, what products will I need ie. I have seen lightening kits for before you dye your hair blonde but is that a pre-lightener or is there another product needed, what ones are good to use and how should I do it, ie, put the lightener on and then could I dye it blonde straightaway or wait a week or something? There's just no information around for me to find on how to do this.
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Pre-lighteners are bleaches and so by applying one to your already bleached hair, the condition might deteriorate. Bleaching over already bleached locks is not recommended and should only be done by a qualified colour technician. As your hair was so dark before, it will be harder to lighten it as the change of colour is so extreme. I would recommend that you visit your colourist, booking in for a consultation to carry out a stand test allowing you see the after results and hair condition. This will prevent disappointment and allow you to ensure you are happy with the outcome. The most crucial tip for lightening hair is to do regular deep conditioning treatments to nourish and moisturize your hair from any damage caused by colouring.
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